We start back at Gamble’s “invitation party” after Pettifleur declines to accept her invitation. I don’t get Gamble’s weird reaction to Pettifleur’s little stunt. All the ladies go in on Pettifleur as if she has committed some great sin. Gamble is having some sort of breakdown. Maybe it is the stress of wedding planning. Suddenly, Gamble is apologizing to Petti, and Petti is milking it for all it is worth. The crying is contagious and Lydia randomly decides to attract attention to herself. It works. And as a bonus, it pisses off Susie.
Gina goes lingerie shopping with Gamble for her wedding night. Gamble really does have a rocking body. The black ensemble doesn’t fit her boobs, but the white one was super hot. She buys $2,000 work of lingerie.
Brian, Janet’s ex-husband, is in her kitchen wearing one of those woman in a bikini aprons. He’s about to learn the wonders of the wok. I am a cast iron skillet girl but since I bought my wok I use it for all kinds of things. It’s super easy to clean. Janet is going to have the first family dinner since they divorced. Janet is highly confused about what gender reassignment means. Janet says she has been diagnosed with PTSD since her son was severely burned. I have all of the symptoms she is describing. Janet’s house is very middle class in appearance. Brian apparently cut off his finger into whatever it is he made. Ew. He literally put blood, sweat and tears in there. The PTSD is the reason that she was avoiding her stepkids. She was avoiding everyone because she was dealing with her son’s traumatic burns.
Gina comes over to Lydia’s to talk to her about Susie. Gina says that she vented to Susie about Lydia two seasons ago when Gina and Lydia were at odds. I’ve got to zip through this to get back to the Big Brother feeds. Things are seriously blowing up. I’m going to zip through this Susie starts dating and chats with her boys about it crap. Ditto, the Janet goes on a date scene.
Chyka’s Bridal Shower for Gamble
All the ladies are told to wear their wedding dresses. I’m not sure that Petti is actually wearing her wedding dress. Oh wait, yes it is, the stole just disguised the top of the dress a bit. Did Jackie get a boob job? Her boobs look huge in her confessionals.
Gamble is emotional again. She is crying a lot this episode. This time it is about Luke’s mother who has passed away and how she now considers herself Luke’s mother. She is sad that she doesn’t have children of her own. Chyka is wearing a dozen white roses on the top of her head. It’s very Phaedra Parks. Susie takes this special occasion to share the story of one of her kids, or stepkids having some sort of terrible accident. Then Petti jumps to tell us that she has been married twice but her father never walked her down the aisle. Everyone is crying about each others sob stories. Janet tells a funny story (thank God) about how Brian never proposed to her and didn’t want to get married. She booked a church and told him when to show up, or they were done. He showed up.
Lydia and Susie have a chat about why Susie is so angry with her. Lydia denies saying anything about her during her divorce. Lydia is wearing the most appalling earrings during this conversation making it very difficult to focus on this conversation. I blame my PTSD. Or perhaps it’s Lyme disease. I’m not sure if Lydia and Susie are pretending to be made up, but they don’t seem to be. I if they have a peace treaty, I don’t think it will stick. Petti asks Lydia if they can get together and talk soon.
Next Week: It’s almost time for the wedding, but the beach wedding is rained out and for some reason Gina has to leave.